Catholicism and the Common Core
Readers know that Eduflack is always up for a good discussion in the Common Core State Standards and their merits. But for the past few months, I've been scratchin' my head every time I read about a parochial school or a Catholic archdiocese rising in opposition to the Common Core and talking about refusing to adopt.
Did I miss something? When the 46 states (including DC) adopted CCSS, did they pledge to apply these to private or parochial schools? Were the standards developed with Catholic schools in mind? Was their intent to regulate schools that the state and district have no role in? Or are folks just ginning up another red herring in the growing attack against the standards?
On Common Core Radio this week, we talk to Father Jose Medina and CitizenshipFirst's Robert Pondiscio on the origins and intents of CCSS and why this Catholic school issue is becoming an increased topic of discussion. The full program can be heard on BAM Radio here.